Anyone who has to deal with grants for the first time quickly becomes entangled in the enormous number of regulations. There are grant schemes for various themes at international, European, national and regional level.
Schemes come, change, are temporarily unavailable, are first come, first serve, go through the tender principle, or sometimes disappear altogether.
At Evers + Manders, we keep a close eye on all these developments. We like to take our clients by the hand to find their way through the forest of possibilities and take care of them from start to finish.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious problems all over the world. Urgent research questions arise, not only from the healthcare sector, but also from the economy and society at large. Whilst major medical innovations that contribute to the treatment and mitigation of the virus are urgently needed, smaller practical initiatives to improve care can also make valuable contributions. Research projects into the economic and social consequences of the current corona crisis can contribute to its mitigation, in both the short and the longer term.
Currently, there are several grant programmes available for research into the mitigation and effects of COVID-19. It concerns research projects from different academic disciplines and work areas. We distinguish the following programmes:
- Corona Bridging Loan (COL)
- EUREKA: Solutions for Post COVID-19 – Next High-impact Human Pandemic
- Horizon 2020 – Second Call for an Expression of Interest
- Interreg V-A Programme Euregio Meuse-Rhine – COVID-19 Support (EMRCOVID)
- PRACE: Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
- Second Wave | Research Programme COVID-19 | NWO-ZonMW
For projects that are not (directly) related to the healthcare sector, the Corona: Fast-track Data programme of NWO is particularly relevant. PRACE may also offer opportunities.
If you are conducting research into the mitigation and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for a suitable financing instrument, we kindly invite you for an intake meeting.
The EU Health Programme is a financing instrument to strengthen cooperation between EU countries and support EU activities in the field of health. The aim is to protect citizens from cross-border threats to public health. This is done by complementing, supporting and strengthening health policies, in order to improve the health of EU citizens while reducing inequalities in care.
The European COST scheme aims at connecting research initiatives in Europe, so that researchers and developers can share ideas and, where necessary, act together. Projects are bottom-up, open and diverse and may consist of different types of partners.
Nothing is more topical than energy, energy sources, energy transition and (the consequences for) the climate. For this reason alone, the large number of subsidy schemes in the field of energy and climate are not surprising. We have compiled a selection of the most important subsidy schemes for you.
- DEI – Demonstration Energy Innovation
- DKTI-Transport – Demonstration Climate Technology and Innovation – Transport
- DPRA – Deltaprogramme Spatial Adaptation
- EIA, MIA and Vamil
- HER – Renewable Energy Regulation
- MMIP – Multi Annual Mission Driven Innovation Programmes
- SDS – Sustainable Shipbuilding Grant Scheme
- Top Sector Energy Programmes
- Wadden Sea Fund
For all those who want to take the European Union and themselves a step forwards in a European context in terms of innovation, there is Horizon 2020. This programme focuses on research, development and innovation and supports the entire innovation chain with the aim of promoting innovation. Under this umbrella programme you will find a number of programmes that we would like to explain in more detail.
- European Research Council (ERC) funding schemes
- Fast Track to Innovation
- Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)
International innovation projects in a wide range of fields are supported through grant schemes, but support is also sometimes provided through the provision and receipt of credit. Examples are projects led by innovative and R&D-driven SME’s, which sometimes also look beyond regional boundaries. But also issues in sustainable urban development, relevant for the entire European Union, where solutions can be found and tried out can be supported. We have identified a number of important grant schemes in the field of innovation.
- Innovation credit
- MIT – Innovation stimulant for small and medium sized enterprises
- Urban Innovative Actions
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, funds excellent scientific research and research collaboration between universities and companies. NWO also provides personal funding to excellent researchers.
ZonMw stimulates health research and care innovation within the entire innovation cycle. This ranges from fundamental research to the implementation of new treatments, preventive interventions or improvements in the structure of healthcare.
NWO and ZonMw offer funding for research, such as labour costs for PhD students and postdocs, but also for consumables and equipment, for example. ZonMw also makes subsidies available to care and practice institutions.
- NWO-Nationale Wetenschapsagenda (National Science Agenda)
- NWO-Open Competition
- NWO-Talentprogramma (Talent Program)
- NWO-TTW Open Technologie Programma
- NWO-TTW Partnership
- NWO-TTW Perspectief
- NWO WOTRO-Urbanising Deltas of the World
Various grant schemes can also be distinguished in the field of sustainable development. Examples are the Sustainable Water Fund, which aims to improve water safety and water security in developing countries. Or Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility with which the Dutch government wants to contribute to the achievement of various goals in the field of sustainable development in developing countries. Below you will find a selection of important subsidy schemes in the field of sustainable development.